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Thomas W. Moore

Born: Sep 17, 1918

Death: Mar 31, 2007

Birthplace: Meridian

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: United States

Thomas W. Moore

Date of Birth : Sep 17, 1918
Date of Death : Mar 31, 2007
Birth Place : Meridian

Thomas Waldrop "Tom" Moore was an American television executive who headed ABC in the 1960s. Moore was born in Meridian, Mississippi. He attended Mississippi State University and graduated from University of Missouri, then served in the United States Navy as a pilot through World War II. After the war, he took a job as spokesman for Los Angeles-based Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries. In 1947, he began selling airtime for CBS Radio before being hired by ABC as vice president of sales in 1956. He was ABC's vice president of programming from 1956 to 1957, then network president from 1957 to 1969. Among the shows aired during this time were The Real McCoys, 77 Sunset Strip, My Three Sons, The Flintstones, Ben Casey, and The Untouchables. While he was network president, the network added, among other shows, McHale's Navy, Peyton Place, The Addams Family and Batman. He later started the production company, Tomorrow Entertainment, and shows they produced were nominated for ten Emmy Awards, winning at least five.

Profession


  • Film Producer
  • Television producer

Also known as


  • Tom Moore
  • Thomas Waldrop Moore
  • Thomas Waldrop "Tom" Moore
  • Thomas Moore

Awards Won


  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Special
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Program
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Program Achievement - Special Class
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